Whenever a manager is replaced, it takes at least a
week for the dust to settle. Well, things are still
pretty dusty in Miami, where Jeff Torborg was axed by
the Marlins over the weekend and replaced by Jack
Mike Berardino of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel
believes that Torborg was set up to fail by the
Marlins and has some unpleasant things to say about the
current management team running the Florida operation.
He reports that management consistently went against
Torborg's wishes and forced its own personnel
decisions on him, usually compromising his ability to
manage in the way he wanted.
Greg Cote of the Miami Herald writes that the
so-called "hiring guidelines" that baseball uses in
the pursuit of diversifying the ethnic origins of
their managers are nothing more than a complete
charade. The Marlins have come under scrutiny for not
following these guidelines in the hiring of McKeon.